No doubt Red Clay’s school board will vote the committee’s recommendation which will put an end to Conrad “Redskins” and any references to it on school property or district property. The hard question will be, will the district impose rules on the Conrad alumni barring them from referencing “Redskins” on Conrad during school sporting events as a participant on field activities such as alumni band or cheerleaders. Maybe not at first but the issue will come up! After the board makes their official vote they’ll be required to make an official district policy and here’s where the it will get tough!
So you can bet the farm the board will put an end to the Redskin question. However, will it be an end to Conrad’s school logo? The logo isn’t offensive and doesn’t represent Redskin!
To the alumni; I am with you and feel for you. You will not save “Redskin” ! However, you must save the logo! Without that logo “your” Conrad is GONE! If the district ask for you continue support you’ll be a fool to accommodate. The Conrad Alumni is a brotherhood and sisterhood of “people” and will continue. With taking the school logo away the district and board will disenfranchise from Conrad.
As far as discrimination, look at Conrad’s all choice enrollment policy! Children living around Conrad must apply via Choice because, Conrad is not a feeder school even to those students who can see it through their bedroom windows. They change Conrad to an all choice from a feeder school to purge minorities living along Maryland Ave and Alban Park. Those student’s feeder-pattern we’re changed to Skyline, A.I. and Stanton. Red Clay’s way of trimming the tribe! Conrad should be a feeder school to comply with the intent of the neighborhood schools act aka law. Making good with local Indian tribes is beautiful. However, closing a neighborhood school to at-risk black children who can’t meet the Conrad entrance test is immoral and an injustice.